So the Japs want to make sushi out of some big, blubbery blubberbags. So what. The usual crowd are bleating more loudly than stuck minke whales, whilst the rest of the country is concentrating on the cricket.
I suggest we hire a nice cruise liner, put all the activists that want to tongue kiss a whale on board and send them south. When they spot some whalers, they can be put into little rubber dinghies with a paddle and sent forth to protect the whales.
Picking them up afterwards should be optional. In fact it would be better if the cruise ship beat a hasty retreat after dropping of the blubber heads - preferably retreating as far as the Caribbean.
What really ticks me off is that in this supposedly "free trade" environment that we find ourselves in, why can't I get whale sushi at my local Jap diner?